from 28 March to 29 June 2014
The exhibitions brings together more than 80 paintings produced in Europe and the US between 1880 and 1900, starting with the major works painted by the great expatriates like Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent and James A.M. Whistler. The aim is to highlight the role of these Americans in the exploration of light colour harmonies and new compositions developed through contact with French Impressionists like Claude Monet and Edgar Degas. Sometimes, the assimilation of new techniques is more gradual, as Theodore Robinson and Childe Hassam demonstrated in their views of the countryside (Giverny) and cities (Paris, Boston, Chicago).
Finally, the exhibition will present a group of artists who, like William Merritt Chase, have managed to seduce the American market by adapting Impressionist ideas to American subjects: from the rugged shores of the Atlantic coast to the public parks of New York and the image of the American woman. A distinct American Impressionist movement emerges from this apparent diversity, whose originality can be summarised as a new light for a new public.
Members offer: three days of free access Wednesday 16 April, Sunday 18 May and Saturday 14 June, from 10am to 6pm.
Reduced rates on other days.
Offers valid for members and one accompanying person.